Top 20 Romantic Quotes from Film & Literature for Your Vows

For some writing wedding vows comes easily and the words flow from the pen, but for others it can be trickier. One way to make your vow-writing easier is to include quotations that resonate or mean something special to you. You might find a passage you love in your favourite book, or a line from the first song you span round together to; but if you’re stuck for inspiration, take a look at some of our favourite romantic quotes from film and literature…

Film

1. Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013)

“I have infinite tenderness for you. I always will. My whole life.”

2. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

“Tell you what… the truth is… sometimes I miss you so much I can hardly stand it.”

3. Carol (2015)

“My angel. Flung out of space.”

4. Weekend (2011)

“I couldn’t be more proud of you if you were the first man on the moon.”

5. Imagine Me and You (2005)

“I think you know immediately. As soon as your eyes meet… then everything that happens from then on proves that you were right in the first moment. When you suddenly realise you were incomplete and now you are whole.”

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Literature

6. Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

“I began to wonder if girls could marry girls, because I was sure I wanted to marry Leota and look in her green eyes forever. But I would only marry her if I didn’t have to do the housework. I was certain of that. But if Leota really didn’t want to do it either, I guessed I’d do it. I’d do anything for Leota.”

7. Keeping You A Secret by Julie Anne Peters

“Cut the ending. Revise the script. The man of my dreams is a girl.”

8. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

“With some people, the minute you start talking, it feels like you’ve known them for years. It only means that you were supposed to meet sooner. You’re feeling all the time you should have known each other, but didn’t. That time still counts. You can definitely feel it.”

9.Ash by Malinda Lo

“Then they took the last step together, and when she kissed her, her mouth was warm as summer, the taste of her sweet and clear, she knew, at last, she was home.”

10. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

“I will never leave him. It will be this always, for as long as he will let me. If I had had words to speak such a thing, I would have. But there were none that seemed big enough for it, to hold that swelling truth.”

11. Maurice by E.M. Forster

“I think you’re beautiful, the only beautiful person I’ve ever seen. I love your voice and everything to do with you, down to your clothes or the room you are sitting in. I adore you.”

12. Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin

“Love him. Love him, and let him love you. Do you think anything else under this heaven really matters?”

13. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

“We fit together like the two halves of an oyster shell. I was Narcissus, embracing the pond in which I was about to drown. However much we had to hide our love, however guarded we had to be about our pleasure, I could not long be miserable about a thing so very sweet. Nor, in my gladness, could I quite believe that anyone would be anything but happy for me if only they knew.”

14. Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

“He’d buy a sofa and I’d buy a couple of chairs. One has to plan on divorce at all times… still it was a landmark of sorts. I’d never got to the furniture-buying stage before.”

15. Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

“Have you ever felt really close to someone? So close that you can’t understand why you and the other person have two separate bodies? Two separate skins?”

16. Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

“If I could have him like this in my dreams every night of my life, I’d stake my entire life on dreams and be done with the rest.”

17. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

“I want someone who is fierce and will love me until death and knows that love is as strong as death, and be on my side forever and ever. I want someone who will destroy and be destroyed by me.”

18. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

“The essential matrimonial facts: that to be happy you have to find variety in repetition; that to go forward you have to go back to where you belong.”

19. The Colour Purple by Alice Walker

“The more I wonder, the more I love.”

20. Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

“To know and love one other human being is the root of all wisdom.”